Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Foto Friday- Old Tyme Jerusalem

An ancient family tomb, where the body would decompose before putting the bones in a sarcophagus.

The road down which Jesus would have entered Jerusalem (a)triumphantly, followed by pictures of the garden of Gethsemane. Some of these trees would be close to being alive in Jesus' time if Herod hadn't cut down all the trees in the area for seigeworks.

I want to say this is the church of all faiths, but I'm not sure on that.

Believed to be the pool of Siloam, until another excavation proved to be more likely, this is where we came out of hezekiah's tunnel (sweet). The new excavation is shown in the following pictures.

By the way, there are so many pictures of it because it is considered the greatest archaeological find in biblical studies in the last decade. On to the temple mount (where the OT temple was before destroyed by Rome in 70 AD, now where the Dome of the Rock is built) The foundation of the mount is from the time of Herod, who rebuilt the mount and temple to class it up (he also built Caesarea by the sea, antonia fortress, and herdia- tried to make a legacy from his buildings).

You can see how they built it so high, by gradually moving the blocks inward, yet keeping the building square.

An ancient, now filled in entrance to the temple.

Jesus would have walked on some of these steps when taking his sacrifice to the priests (though most of them are reconstructed now)

A far away shot of the mount. Following are pictures of an ancient jail, some claim that it was under the high priest's house, but we have no way of knowing whose house was on top.

The upper room- now made into a mosque as a fund raiser for local muslims (as mentioned earlier)- probably wasn't htis big and fancy at pentecost:

David's Tomb:

The heart of old Jerusalem, with some of the pillars reconstructed. One of the most amazing parts of the city is how the old and new mingle together, from an electronics shop to ancient ruins within feet of each other.

Part of the ancient wall around Jerusalem, with a graph showing it at its highest. it was broken down and reconstructed several times under several leaders.

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